The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) is presently working on a blueprint that would enable it take insurance awareness to schools. A report by Inspen Online, an insurance and pension online medium, stated that the Deputy Commissioner for Insurance (Technical), Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan, confirmed the report, saying the programme is aimed at reaching out to schools from primary to tertiary institutions.
He said the commission was determined to inculcate insurance awareness in young people in a positive move to reverse the negative perception about insurance among Nigerians. He also urged operators to be proactive and key into the opportunities created by the insurance regulator to deepen insurance penetration in the country.
In a related development, the Federal Government boosted the industry’s effort at raising the level of insurance awareness by introducing a curriculum that would enable students acquire insurance knowledge at the secondary school level. The Federal Ministry of Education approved Insurance as subject in junior and senior secondary schools in the country.
Confirming this, the President of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), Mr. Wole Adetimehin, said the institute is working to ensure that the industry meets the human and material challenges in this regard. He said the institute has engaged people to write text books on insurance in line with the education curriculum, adding that the effort would at the same time create jobs for members of the institute.